September 9, 2014 | The Newseum | Washington, D.C.

"If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering, and math." - Michelle Obama


This event will bring together top government, industry and academia leaders to discuss how to leverage Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to cultivate the future government workforce to drive U.S. competitiveness and innovation to the forefront. Discussions will focus on current and future STEM landscapes, the initiatives, how education is changing and the technology and innovation involved in spurring the next generation workforce.


Kumar Garg Assistant Director for Learning and Innovation OSTP, Executive Office of the President
Pat Yongpradit Director of Education
Veda Woods CISO & Deputy CIO Recovery Accountability & Transparency Board
Ellen McCarthy COO NGA
Dr. Pramod P. Khargonekar Assistant Director for the Directorate of Engineering NSF
Dahlia Sokolov Minority Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Research & Technology U.S. House of Representatives Committee
Brad Thomas Senior Education Policy Advisor U.S. House Committee on Education & the Workforce
William Sciannella Chief, Technology Directorate NSA
Camsie McAdams Deputy Director, Office of STEM Dept. of Education
James Brown Executive Director STEM Education Coalition
Carlos Contreras U.S. Education Director Intel
Mary Jean Schmitt Business Development Manager - Cloud NetApp
Greg Herbold Director, State & Local Government and Education (SLED) National Programs HP
Teresa Carlson VP, Worldwide Public Sector Amazon Web Services
Jennifer Nowell Senior Director, Strategic Programs - U.S. Public Sector Symantec
Mike Wilkerson Senior Director of Solutions Engineering VMware
Dan Verton Editorial Director FedScoop

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